Can I Lose My License for Having Too Many Accidents?

If you’ve had a streak of bad luck on the road, you might wonder if you could lose your license.  How many accidents does it take before the state DMV suspends your license? At McShane & McShane Law Firm, P.A. in Orlando, we have been helping clients maintain their driving privileges for decades. If you’ve been cited for an infraction that puts your license in jeopardy, you need experienced defense counsel to handle the matter.

But, can having too many accidents cause you to lose your license? The answer depends on whether you committed moving violations that led to those accidents. Simply getting into an accident won’t cost you points on your license unless you violated some rule of the road. For example, if you were speeding and got into an accident, you’d get penalty points assessed for the speeding and an additional six points for the accident. If you were in an accident and were cited for any other moving violation, you would get four points assessed for the accident in addition to whatever points the violation earned. If those penalty points push you over the limit, your license will be suspended.

That citation can be costly in other ways as well. The driver of the car you hit can use that citation as evidence that you caused the accident. That could make you liable for property damage and personal injuries in the crash. Depending on the severity of the accident, damages could exceed the limits of your insurance coverage, so you’d have to pay from your personal assets.

Under those circumstances, it is worth your while to fight that ticket. If you can successfully defend against the traffic violation, you can shed doubt on liability for the accident, which puts you in a better position to defend a civil lawsuit.  To get competent, thorough and effective defense representation for your moving violation, call McShane & McShane Law Firm, P.A. at 407.648.1500 or contact our office online.

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